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‘Now is the Time’: Conserving Recreational Fisheries Takes a Habitat Focus 

By Miranda Madrid On a sunny day out in Charlotte Harbor, a team of researchers catch adult fish and large juveniles as part of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI) fisheries-independent monitoring program. The researchers identify, count, and measure fish and invertebrates in an effort to inform … Continue reading

Join us at the Gulf of Mexico Conference!

The NOAA RESTORE Science Program is excited to attend the Gulf of Mexico Conference in Tampa, Florida!  The Science Program will co-host two sessions with partners from the Gulf region. Please join us to hear about ongoing research, learn more about our synthesis initiative, and access resources for creating collaborative partnerships.  Here is the session … Continue reading

Webinar Next Week: Gulf of Mexico Synthesis Research and Open Request for Proposals

Join us on Feb. 1 for a webinar featuring insights from one of the first projects in the Gulf Ecosystem Initiative and information on the current Request for Proposals.  Topic: Gulf of Mexico Synthesis Research: Offshore Wind Project and Open Request for Proposals Date/Time: Thursday, February 1, 2024, 9am Central / 10am Eastern Abstract: The … Continue reading

Supporting dolphin restoration: Collaborative project investigates how multiple stressors impact Houston-area dolphins

The Houston area is a highly industrialized landscape, featuring the largest petrochemical complex in the U.S. As such, the Houston area has been the scene of multiple oil and chemical spills as well as several hazardous waste sites, some of which persist today. There have also been multiple bottlenose dolphin Unusual Mortality Events — unexpected, fatal strandings that demand an immediate response —making it an important area to investigate dolphin health.

Apply for the GRP Science Policy Fellowship by Feb. 7

2023-2024 Science Policy Fellows. Image courtesy the Gulf Research Program The Gulf Research Program’s Science Policy Fellowship is accepting applications! The Gulf Research Program’s Science Policy Fellowship program helps scientists hone their skills by putting them to practice for the benefit of Gulf Coast communities and ecosystems. Fellows gain first-hand experience as they spend one … Continue reading

GOMCON 2024 Abstracts Due Oct. 13

Image courtesy Gulf of Mexico Alliance The call for abstracts is now open for the Gulf of Mexico Conference 2024. More than 30 sessions are available for presenters, including coastal watershed management, oil spill science, offshore wind, nature-based solutions, wildlife and fisheries management, open oceans and other coastal habitats, and more. Abstract submissions will be … Continue reading